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Recollections of Tokyo - Tokyo Kaiko Zue - Sengaku Temple

Umetaro Azechi 1902-1999

Umetaro Azechi 1902-1999


Umetaro Azechi 1902-1999
Umetaro Azechi was born in Uwajima in Ehime prefecture on the island of Shikoku as the son of poor farmers. As a young boy he wanted to become an artist and began with an art course by correspondance from Tokyo. He went to Tokyo and got a job delivering newspapers. Later he was supported and encouraged by Unichi Hiratsuka. After World War II he became famous and his prints are in the collections of such renowned museums like the British Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago. Umetaro Azechi was an avid mountaineer and many of his subjects show mountaineers and mountain landscapes in his typical style of simplified forms and flat colors.

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Recollections of Tokyo - Tokyo Kaiko Zue - Sengaku Temple

Umetaro Azechi 1902-1999

From the series "Tokyo Kaiko Zue" ("Recollections of Tokyo"), with all together 15 designs by various, famous Sosaku Hanga artists.
This one depicts Sengaku-ji Temple, the graveyard of the 47 Ronin.

Artist's red seal (Ume).


Fugaku Shuppansha.

Woodblock print.

Very good.

Very good.

Good ... Slightly toned. Light foxing and slight creases on the margins. Dust line on the top margin and on the upper left margin. Lower right corner is creased.

10.4 inches = 26.5 cm

7.9 inches = 20.0 cm

Sosaku Hanga.

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